The Supreme Court has ordered government for immediate payment of $5m to Wayome as government commits another judgment debt to businessman Alfred Abgesi Woyome.
The Supreme Court order which calls for an immediate response from the government is as a result of Woyome charging the government for delays in court proceedings over the ongoing case of a GH¢51.2 million judgment debt paid to Mr. Alfred Woyome in 2010.
Mr. Woyome triumphantly received the GH¢ 51.2 million judgment debt under the government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2010 for construction of stadia for CAN 2008.
Mr. Alfred Agbesi Woyome, in his last visit to the Supreme Court, presented a complaint to the court that the protracted trial over the case between him and the government has prevented him (Alfred Agbesi Woyome) from working for almost 8 years. He then appealed to the court for a compensation from the government for making him jobless for that many years.
He again appealed to the court with a concern that, Ghana has tagged him a fraudster and the government has in good faith contributed to the collapse of his reputable firm, Waterville Holdings Limited which is unlawful and needed a compensation to rebuild his firm.
With these charges, the Supreme Court has obediently discounted his appeal and ordered the government to pay additional $5m to Alfred Agbesi Woyome as judgment debt.
Meanwhile, Alfred Agbesi Woyome after being dragged to court to refund the first judgment debt of GH¢ 51.2 million, he was able to pay GH¢4 million out of the total amount. He claimed that Ghanaians are sympathetic and will tolerate him if he recrement the rest of the amount.
He then took the case to different international courts of which he was pronounced guilty and hence to refund the money. The courts passed their judgment that the government at the time engaged in a handsome invalid contract with Waterville Holdings Limited in 2006. Woyome had taken the case to the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber Commerce.
Woyome, who said he was born with courage, perseverance, and determination will never give up on the case. He added that money is sweet if you have it and by the grace of Ghana government, he can now smell the scent of money thousand miles away. He was raised to be bold and never to accept defeat.
Again, Mr. Alfred Woyome said his spiritual man prophecied to him that he will one day bilk and purloin from a country. He never thought it would be a country he is very patriotic to at heart. To him, a prophecy is a prophecy and hence, he wants more blessings from the prophecy.
By his appeal, the court has ordered the government to add another $5 million to him as the second judgment debt.